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How to Do the Dancehall Move the Thunder Clap

Learn how to do the dancehall move the Thunder Clap from professional dance instructors Victor Sho and LaShonna Halloway in this Howcast dance video.


Hi, my name is Victor Sho. And I'm going to teach you how to do the Thunder Clap. Thunder Clap is a dance hall style, so you definitely, definitely want to have like some grooves. Some swag. Some personality. And you're definitely going to be fluid in your movements. Yeah? Basic movement to start off when you're doing the Thunder Clap is you want to have this little bit of a rock right here. Yeah? And naturally, I'm telling you this, but it's going to happen when you're doing your movements. I don't want you to think too much about it. Just understand that this movement is going to be in there. Okay? Cool. So when you start your Thunder Clap, you want to start with your left hand extended, and your right hand cocked back. And what you're going to do is make those hands meet, so that the left hand is coming towards you, and that you clap and extend the right hand.

You want to keep it straight just like that. See here? Left hand extended. Right hand cocked back. Clap, straight through. Clap, straight through. And if you can see, that natural rock is happening, as I was explaining earlier. Yeah? And you can do it on different sides. Same thing. So extend the right hand. Clap with the left. Extend the right hand. Clap with the left. Extend the right hand. And you can work it just like that.

So let's do this to the beat a little bit. Yeah? So one. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. And that's how you do the Thunder Clap.

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